Happ Named the Seventh-Best Player in College Basketball

Happ Named the Seventh-Best Player in College Basketball

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Happ Named the Seventh-Best Player in College Basketball

MADISON, Wis. – Primed for a big senior season to get Wisconsin basketball back in the NCAA tournament, Ethan Happ has become to garner his share of preseason accolades.

Already unanimously named picked to the preseason All-Big Ten team, Happ was named the seventh-best player in college basketball, according to a list compiled by CBS Sports’ college basketball insiders on Wednesday.

Per Gary Parrish, “Happ led the Badgers in points, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals last season — but failed to lead them to the school’s 20th straight NCAA Tournament appearance. That was a blemish. Will he get Wisconsin back in the Big Dance this season?”

Happ enters his senior season ranked 8th in UW history in points (1,541), 2nd in rebounds (875), 17th in assists (270), 6th in blocks (110) and 3rd in steals (179).

Wisconsin returns 94.9% (2,094 of 2,206 points) of its scoring in 2018-19, the 6th-highest mark in all of college basketball. George Mason (100%), Harvard (99.4%), Wofford (96.0%), Washington (95.9%) and Brown (95.3%) are the only schools with a higher percentage of return points.

The Badgers will also bring back 92.6% (6,136 of 6,625 minutes) of their playing time from last season.

Wisconsin plays its intrasquad Red-White Scrimmage Sunday at 4:30 p.m. with its lone public exhibition game against UW-Oshkosh set for Nov.2 at 7 p.m.

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